Firing nails!

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by L00NGB00W, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. L00NGB00W

    L00NGB00W Mister

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    In this vid I modify some concrete nails to act as flechettes.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxDCYYVOSoU"]Driving nails with a slingshot.[/ame]
     
  2. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Member

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    Interesting! With the bolts, perhaps sharpening the nut too would help??

    At Home Depot they have these huge, heavy hot galvanized nails, up to ten inches long. I'm imagining them as crossbow bolts. They are far heavier than a standard bolt/arrow, so they would be useful only at short range..... but at short range, they'd have serious momentum.
     
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  3. L00NGB00W

    L00NGB00W Mister

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    Big Nails

    I know... I wish they sold Nine Inch Nails.

    Sharpening the nut would probably help if you were willing to grind a nice curve.